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The Steam Powered Preservation Society

The Steam Powered Preservation Society (SPPS) was an educational / archival group that collected and restored old recordings of primarily Americana string band music in the bluegrass, old-time, and country music genres, and distributed material for educational and archival purposes only.

The SPPS began with The Tut Tapes. Tut Taylor, also known as "Tutbro" recorded Americana string bands since the 1950s. His endeavor started as a way to learn the music but it became much more. Over the years, he used many tape recorders, and his collection of tapes became a path through history. Taylor's massive collection of over 500 tape recordings needed to be saved, as it represented a half a century of acoustic music. This collection consists of over 500 reel to reel and cassette tapes of Tut Taylor and various figures in the American music scene.

The SPPS ceased operations in late 2016 and has since donated The Tut Tapes to the International Bluegrass Music Museum (IBMM) in Owensboro, Kentucky.  You can find digital transfers for many of the tapes in the collection right here at Archive.org

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Flatt & Scruggs "Martha White Biscuit Time" Radio Broadcasts, WSM-Nashville, Circa-1956 Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys "Grand Circa-1947 Ole Opry" Radio Transcriptions - Nashville, TN Anonymous Collection 1 Cassette #139  1. (x) Doin' My Time (x) 2. Careless Love 3. Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms...Martha White Theme 4. Going Up Cripple Creek 5. Have You Come to Say Goodbye 6. Martha White Theme... 7. Sugar Creek Stomp (?) 8. unknown 9. Nine Pound Hammer 10. Will...
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Bill Monroe & His BG Boys - Sunday Morning Gospel Set ands evening set w/various artists  Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival - Bean Blossom, IN June 1978 SPPS-anon1-C137  Transfer: by Keith Kreider 6/24/2006 C-60:Nakamichi ZX7>M-Audio Firewire 410>Wavelab 5.01b 1. (x) Jerusalem Ridge  2. Blue Moon of Kentucky 3. Molly and Tenbrooks  4. Uncle Pen  5. My Little Sweetheart of the Mountain  6. Is the Blue Moon Still Shining? 7. John Henry 8. My Rose of Old Kentucky 9. (Introductions...
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Tut Taylor Archive Reel #30 Side A begins with Flatt & Scruggs performing four songs live, perhaps from the Macon, GA-1964 performance found on Side B of this reel.  A 1964 Porter Wagoner show follows, and features performances by Roy Acuff & the Smoky Mountain Boys (with Brother Oswald Kirby on Dobro and banjo), Wagoner, and Pretty Miss Norma Jean.  Side A ends with a 1964 "Pet Evaporated Milk" radio broadcast featuring Flatt & Scruggs and Jean Shepard ("The Grand...
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Osborne Brothers Bunkyo Auditorium - Tokyo, Japan    April 2, 1977 (Radio Broadcast) Transfer: Fuji Ferrotape Low Noise C-60:Nakamichi ZX7>M-Audio Firewire 410>Wavelab 5.01b (by Keith Kreider 6/27/2006) 1. (Japanese radio talk)...(Band Introduction) 2. Midnight Flyer 3. Medley:  My Favorite Memory/ 4. You Win Again/Today I Started Loving You Again 5. (Band Introductions) 6. Salty Dog Blues 7. Country Roads 8. Rocky Top 9. (Japanese radio talk)...(Band Introduction) 10. Roll Muddy River...
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Flatt & Scruggs Live Performance (Circa Early-1960's) + US Air Force "Country Music Time" Radio Transcriptions Nashville, TN Circa Late-1950's to Early-1960's Anonymous Collection Cassette #205 Transfer by Keith Kreider 10/22/2006 Sony Low Noise C-60:Nakamichi ZX7>Nickspicks Silver Hydra's>Lunatec V3 @ 24/48>M-Audio Firewire 410 Side A: Live Performance: 1. (x) Nobody's Business 2. Foggy Mountain Special 3. (Talking) 4. Polka on the Banjo 5. Little Darling, Pal of Mine 6....
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Clarence White 196? Solo Practice TUT TAYLOR REEL #26B Total length: 12:44 1. Soldier's Joy 2. Farewell Blues 3. Alabama Jubilee 4. Sheik of Araby 5. Footprints in the Snow 6. New River Train 7. Crazy Creek 8. Flop-Eared Mule 9. ? 10. Farewell Blues This open reel tape was a "Special T" brand 1/4 inch 1.5 mil mylar tape.  The reel was played on a Revox A77 (7.5 inches per second, 7.5 ips NAB de-emphasis curve) that was modified such that the entire playback signal path was replaced...
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Country Gentlemen, Osborne Brothers, Mac Wiseman, Shenandoah Cut-Ups, Lester Flatt & The Nashville Grass July 11, 1971 Renfro Valley Bluegrass Festival - Renfro Valley, KY    Source: SPPS Anonymous Collection Cassette #303 - Maxell UL 120:Nakamichi ZX7>Nickspicks Silver Hydra's>Lunatec V3 @ 24/48>M-Audio Firewire 410 - Transfer by Keith Kreider 04/16/07 1. Green Green Grass of Home 2. Going Up Cripple Creek... 3. ...Going Up Cripple Creek 4. Fox on the Run 5. (Emcee Talk)... 6....
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Flatt & Scruggs + Earl Scruggs (solo) + Osborne Brothers + Jim & Jesse Various Locations Various Dates Transfer by Keith Kreider 10/22/2006 Sony Low Noise C-60:Nakamichi ZX7>Nickspicks Silver Hydra's>Lunatec V3 @ 24/48>M-Audio Firewire 410 1. (Intro) (Flatt & Scruggs US Air Force "Country Music Time" Transcription) 2. You Can Feel It In Your Soul (Flatt & Scruggs US Air Force "Country Music Time" Transcription) 3. Bugle Call Rag...(Sign Off) (Flatt...
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Kentucky Colonels (with Scott Stoneman) Ash Grove, Santa Monica, CA (?) Circa Mid-1960's Tut Taylor Archive Reel #29 1. (x) Wound Time Can't Erase...Each Season Changes You 2. From a Jack to a King 3. Sometimes You Just Can't Win 4. Six Days on the Road 5. Orange Blossom Special 6. Cumberland Gap 7. Footprints in the Snow 8. May You Never Be Alone Like Me (with Tut on Dobro?) 9. Cry Cry Darling (with Tut on Dobro?) 10. Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms 11. Please Be My Love (with The Spencers) 12. I...
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Earl Scruggs Revue (with Vassar Clements & Uncle Josh Graves) +  John Hartford with Norman Blake  February 15, 1972  K.C.Showcase - Kansas City, Missouri SPPS-tutC004  Cassette Side A  01. "Tut's recording instructions" [00:17]  02. "Introduction" [01:21]  03. Paul And Silas [01:51]  04. Blue Yodel #1 (T for Texas) [03:16]  05. "Band Introductions" [00:32]  06. Foggy Mountain Breakdown [02:17]  07. "John Hartford Intro" [00:19]  08....
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Tut Taylor Archive Reel #34 Side A1 Tut Taylor with Ron Norman Circa 1967: 1. ...Bill Cheatum 2. Black Ridge Ramble 3. Nine Pound Hammer 4. Turnaround 5. Linda 6. Instrumental (?) 7. Ruff & Ready...Bugle Call Rag 8. Instrumental (?) Live "Jamboree", Santa Monica, CA?-Unknown Band: 9. You Better Move On 10. All The Love We Shared Today 11. Miller's Cave 12. This Old House/When the Saint's Go Marching In Live "Jamboree", Santa Monica, CA?- Bluegrass Five: 13. We Are The...
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Seldom Scene + Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys (Gospel Set) 10th Annual Georgia State Bluegrass Festival (Shoal Creek Bluegrass Festival) - spps-anon1C185 Shoal Creek Country Music Park Lavonia, GA   July 30, 1978 Transfer by Keith Kreider 10/13-14/2006 Concertape C-60:Nakamichi ZX7>Nickspicks Silver Hydra's>Lunatec V3 @ 24/48>M-Audio Firewire 410 1. (x) My Grandfather's Clock (Seldom Scene) 2. Pickaway (Seldom Scene) 3. (Introduction) (Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass...
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Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys Unknown Venue - New York, NY 1972 1. Sitting on Top of the World 2. Blue Grass Breakdown 3. Blue Moon of Kentucky 4. Muleskinner Blues 5. Footprints in the Snow 6. Get Up John 7. Little Community Church 8. Wicked Path of Sin (x)... 9. ...(x) Wicked Path of Sin 10. The Grey Eagle 11. Molly & Tenbrooks...(enter Tex Logan) 12. Cotton-Eyed Joe (x) Side B:  Marred by Technical Problems Transfer by Keith Kreider 04/19/07 Source Info: BASF LN 60:Nakamichi...
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"Aereo-Plain Rehearsal, Tut/Model 27" side a Tut Taylor on Dobro; circa early-1970s side b Aereo-Plain Band Session-John Hartford, Norman Blake, Vassar Clements, & Tut Taylor; Electric Lady Studio, New York, NY May 5, 1971 (?) Tut Taylor Archive Reel #28 Tut Taylor circa early-1970s (mono): 1. (Tuning) 2. (Mandolin noodling)(x) 3. Solo Dobro (various themes)...Instrumental (?) 4. Solo Dobro (noodling) 5. Making Believe (?) (Solo Dobro) 6. Instrumental (?) (Same as #3) Aereo-Plain...
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Country Gentlemen + Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival - Bean Blossom, IN June 1978 Transfer by Keith Kreider 6/24/2006 Scotch C-60:Nakamichi ZX7>M-Audio Firewire 410>Wavelab 5.01b 1. (Band Intros) (Country Gentlemen) 2. Make Me a Pallet on the Floor (Country Gentlemen) 3. Train 45 (Country Gentlemen) 4. It's Just Like Heaven (Country Gentlemen) 5. Ages and Ages Ago (Country Gentlemen) 6. Black Mountain Rag (Country Gentlemen) 7. I Ain't Got a Home (Country...
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Tut Taylor, Norman Blake, Nancy Blake, & Curtis Burch Jay Gower Home Recording Studio ?? Nashville, TN Circa Early-1970's Tut Taylor Archive Reel #33 1. Sweet Heaven (with Nancy Blake) 2. Train Wreck (New River Train/Lonesome Reuben) 3. Lonesome Dobro (with Curtis Burch) 4. Instrumental (?) 5. (x) (End of Tune Snippet) Tut Taylor Archive Reel #33 features Tut Taylor and Norman Blake (with Nancy Blake on cello on "Sweet Heaven" and Curtis Burch, of New Grass Revival fame, on second...
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TV Transfers featuring Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys + Guitar Workshop with Clarence White, Roland White, Byron Berline, & Alan Munde Anonymous Collection 1 Cassette #126 From Television Transfer by Keith Kreider 6/25/2006 Sony Low Noise C-60:Nakamichi ZX7>M-Audio Firewire 410>Wavelab 5.01b 1. That Home Above (Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, Circa-1947) 2. Dear Old Dixie (Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, Circa-1947) 3. It's Mighty Dark to Travel (Bill Monroe &...
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Country Gentlemen + Don Reno & Mac Wiseman Jam Session + Osborne Brothers (partial set) 1st Annual Country Gentlemen Bluegrass Festival Webster, MA   0/0/1971 Transfer: by Keith Kreider 6/25/2006 T.E.C. C-60:Nakamichi ZX7>M-Audio Firewire 410>Wavelab 5.01b 1. (Talking) (Country Gentlemen)   2. I'll Break Out Tonight (Country Gentlemen) 3. Bringing Mary Home (Country Gentlemen) 4. He Will Set Your Fields on Fire (Country Gentlemen) 5. Someday We'll Meet Again Sweetheart (Don Reno...
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New Grass Revival June 25, 1982  Telluride Bluegrass Festival - Telluride, CO Source: Transfer by Keith Kreider: BASF LH-X 90:Nakamichi CR-5A>Hydra cables>Lunatec V3>M-Audio Firewire 410>Wavelab 5.01b (SPPS Anonymous Collection  Cassette #387) 1. When the Storm is Over 2. Reach 3. Good Woman's Love 4. Dancing With the Angels 5. Pack of Fools>(Band Intros) 6. In the Middle of the Night 7. Indian Hills 8. One of These Trains 9. Get in the Wind 10. (Talking) 11. Wicked Path of Sin...
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Buckeye Ridge, Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys, Seldom Scene August 9, 1981 Stone Valley Bluegrass Festival - West Harrison, IN SPPS Anonymous Collection Cassette #342 Transfer: Keith Kreider 04/20/07 BASF C90:Nakamichi ZX7>Nickspicks Silver Hydra's>Lunatec V3 @ 24/48>M-Audio Firewire 410 Disc One/Side A 1. Buckeye Ridge (end of set) Shuckin' the Corn 2. Sing Me Back Home 3. Let Me Fall 4. (Emcee talk) 5. Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys (Intro)...Tennessee...
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Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver The Birchmere - Alexandria, VA May 19, 1979 Source Info: Anonymous Collection Cassette#265: Maxell LN C-90:Nakamichi ZX7>Nickspicks Silver Hydra's>Lunatec V3 @ 24/48>M-Audio Firewire 410 - Transfer by Keith Kreider 04/09/07 1. (Talking) 2. Rock Hearts 3. Come on Over 4. Just a Little Talk With Jesus 5. Thinking About You 6. Shenandoah Breakdown 7. Head Over Heels in Love With You 8. Daniel Prayed 9. One Way Track 10. Shady Grove 11. Think of What You've...
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Osborne Brothers + Chubby Wise Retirement Set + The Lewis Family Bill Grant's Bluegrass Festival - Salt Creek Park - Hugo, OK August 6, 1978 spps-anon1C193 Transfer by Keith Kreider 10/15/2006 Concertape C-60:Nakamichi ZX7>Nickspicks Silver Hydra's>Lunatec V3 @ 24/48>M-Audio Firewire 410 1. (x) Cumberland Gap/Lonesome Road Blues/Sally Ann/Foggy Mountain Breakdown (Osborne Brothers) 2. Kentucky Waltz (Osborne Brothers) 3. Tennessee Hound Dog (Osborne Brothers) 4. (Selling Albums)...
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Buck White & The Down Home Folks, Don Reno, Red Smiley, & The Shenandoah Cut-Ups, Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys (special guest: Kenny Baker), Jim & Jesse and The Virginia Boys September 2, 1966 Carlton Haney's Second Bluegrass Festival - Cantrell's Horse Farm, Fincastle, VA    Source: SPPS-anon1C379 TDK D-90:Nakamichi CR-5A>Hydra cables>Lunatec V3>M-Audio Firewire 410>Wavelab 5.01b, Transfer by Keith Kreider 1. (Carlton Haney Introduction) (Buck White & The...
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Country Gazette Artpark - Lewiston, NY   August 1978 Transfer: spps-anon1C202 by Keith Kreider 10/22/2006 - Maxell UL-60:Nakamichi ZX7>Nickspicks Silver Hydra's>Lunatec V3 @ 24/48>M-Audio Firewire 410 1. Instrumental (?) (x) 2. Down, Down, Down 3. Medley:  Love Please Come Home > 4. Nine Pound Hammer> 5. Shackles and Chains> 6. Down the Road> 7. Sitting on Top of the World 8. Never Ending Song of Love 9. Instrumental (?) 10. The Tracker 11. Well You Needn't 12. Broken...
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Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys (with guests), The Goins Brothers, Mac Wiseman, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver June 18, 1981 Bean Blossom Festival - Bean Blossom, IN    Source: SPPS-anon1C327  Transfer by Keith Kreider - Maxell XLII90:Nakamichi CR-5A>Hydra cables>Lunatec V3>M-Audio Firewire 410>Wavelab 5.01b. Material taken from 6/18,19,20/1981 1. Instrumental (?) (some tape distortion) 2. Molly & Tenbrooks 3. Come Hither to Go Yonder 4. Cryin' Holy Unto the Lord 5. The...
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Seldom Scene J.D. Crowe & The New South & the Country Gentlemen Jim Clark's Culpeper Bluegrass Folk Festival Culpeper, VA  07/08/1972 Source:  T.E.C. C-60-Nakamichi ZX7 > M-Audio Firewire 410 > Wavelab 5.01b Transfer: by Keith Kreider 01. Sweet Baby James (Seldom Scene) 02. Under the Double Eagle (Seldom Scene) 03. Helen J.D. (J.D. Crowe & The New South) 04. Ten Degrees and Getting Colder (J.D. Crowe & The New South) 05. Flint Hill Special (J.D. Crowe & The New...
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American Bluegrass Express, The Hired Hands (?), The Boys From Indiana, Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys 10th Annual Georgia State Bluegrass Festival (Shoal Creek Bluegrass Festival) - Shoal Creek Country Music Park - Lavonia, GA  July 30, 1978 Anonymous Collection 1 Cassette #186 Transfer: Keith Kreider 10/12/2006 - Concertape C-90:Nakamichi ZX7>Nickspicks Silver Hydra's>Lunatec V3 @ 24/48>M-Audio Firewire 410 Side A: American Bluegrass Express (continued from C185): 1. (x) Big...
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Tut Taylor Flatpicking Dobro Instructional Lesson Unknown Date 1.    Kick out the dog and let's pick Dobro 2.    First, let's tune the Dobro 3.    Hammer-ons..Pull-offs 4.    Sliding up and down on two strings. 5.    Rhythmic Patterns 6.    G Chords.C Chords.D Chords.Walking up.         Rhythm is more important than speed or fancy patterns. 7.    Do not confuse the segments with musical notation. 8.    Cripple Creek (various tempos; various licks demonstrated)...
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Boone Creek, Southbound, Country Gentlemen, Seldom Scene Watermelon Park - Berryville, VA Circa-July 1977 SPPS Anonymous Collection Cassette #214 Transfer by Keith Kreider 10/29/2006 Sony Low Noise C-60:Nakamichi ZX7>Nickspicks Silver Hydra's>Lunatec V3 @ 24/48>M-Audio Firewire 410 1. Boone Creek:  Daniel Prayed (end of set) 2  Southbound: (x) Carolina in the Pines 3. Look Into My Eyes 4. House at Pooh Corner 5. Bugle Call Rag 6. Maggie May (x) 7. Country Gentlemen (Intro) 8. I'm...
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Beanblossom 1978 - Sunset Jam, L Flatt and the Nashville Grass + Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival - Bean Blossom, IN SPPS Anon1-C135 Transfer: by Keith Kreider 6/25/2006, Sony Low Noise C-60:Nakamichi ZX7>M-Audio Firewire 410>Wavelab 5.01b 1. (Monroe Directing Jam) ("Sunset Jam Set" with Kenny Baker & Herschel Sizemore, among others) 2. Katy Hill ("Sunset Jam Set" with Kenny Baker & Herschel Sizemore, among others) 3. (x)...
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Jim & Jesse McReynolds and The Virginia Boys + Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys + The Wildwood Pickers June 18, 1982 Bean Blossom Festival - Bean Blossom, IN Side A:   Jim & Jesse and The Virginia Boys: 1. (Talking) 2. Sally Goodin 3. Sweet Little Miss Blue Eyes 4. Cash on the Barrelhead 5. Ole Slewfoot 6. Midnight Train>(Emcee Talk) Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys: 7. In Despair>(Band Intros) 8. Truck Driving Man 9. Shuckin' the Corn 10. You'll Find Here Name Written...
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Bean Blossom 1969 & 1979 Various Artists Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival - Beanblossom, IN Transfer:  by Keith Kreider 04/20/07 Source Info: BASF LN90:Nakamichi ZX7>Nickspicks Silver Hydra's>Lunatec V3 @ 24/48>M-Audio Firewire 410 1. (Talking)  (Country Gentlemen) 2. Foggy Mountain Breakdown  (Country Gentlemen) 3. Matterhorn...//Hazel & Alice: (x) Long Journey Home  (Country Gentlemen) 4. A Tiny Broken Heart (Country Gentlemen) 5. Where the Soul of Man Never Dies......
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Red Clay Ramblers + Hot Rize/Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers March 6, 1981 Philadelphia Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival - Philadelphia, PA   Transfer: spps-anon1C315 by Keith Kreider 04/11/07 - Maxell UL 90:Nakamichi ZX7>Nickspicks Silver Hydra's>Lunatec V3 @ 24/48>M-Audio Firewire 410 1. (Applause) (Red Clay Ramblers) 2. Give the Fiddler a Dram/Murphy's Hornpipe (Red Clay Ramblers) 3. Aragon Mill (Red Clay Ramblers) 4. Woman Down in Memphis (Red Clay Ramblers) 5....
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SPPS-tutR04-aereoplainbandrehearsals1972-XX-XX Aereo-Plain Band Studio Rehearsals  1972 Tape labeled as above  (no audience)[33:03] REEL SIDE A 01. Doin' My Time [3:23] 02. Lady Jane [1:51] 03. Morning Bugle Take 1 [3:17] 04. Morning Bugle Take 2 [1:51] 05. Morning Bugle Take 3 [4:22] 06. Morning Bugle Take 4 [3:33] 07. Morning Bugle Take 5 [0:44] 08. Morning Bugle Take 6 [1:19] 09. Morning Bugle Take 7, [1:57] 10. Morning Bugle Take 8, [1:37] 11. Morning Bugle Take 9, [3:44] 12. Morning...
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Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys 10/13/1963 + Joe Val & The New England Bluegrass Boys 6/23/71 Source: spps-anon1C247 - Maxell LN-120:Nakamichi ZX7>Nickspicks Silver Hydra's>Lunatec V3 @ 24/48>M-Audio Firewire 410  Transfer by Keith Kreider 04/17/07 - updates, comments, etc. to info@thespps.org  1. Were You There When They Crucified My Lord (Monroe) 2. Blue Ridge Mountain Blues (Monroe) 3. Footprints in the Snow (Monroe) 4. Rawhide (Monroe) 5. Used to Be (Monroe) 6. Tomorrow...
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National Public Radio 'Folk Festival USA' Show June 5-6, 1976 Fifth Annual Bluegrass Unlimited/Indian Springs Bluegrass Festival Indian Springs Campground - Indian Springs, MD Anonymous Collection 1 Cassette #330 Transfer by Keith Kreider: Maxell LN120:Nakamichi CR-5A>Hydra cables>Lunatec V3>M-Audio Firewire 410>Wavelab 5.01b 1. The McPeak Brothers - Me and My Old Banjo (with voice-over) 2. (Radio Talk) 3. The McPeak Brothers - Make the World Go Away 4. The McPeak Brothers -...
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SPPS TUT REEL #36: Mac Wiseman from Atlanta circa 1953 01 ...Jambalaya (sounds like it is from a different show) 02 introduction 03 I Still Write Your Name In The Sand 04 4 Walls Around Me 05 By The Side of The Road 06 RC Cola & A Moon Pie (?) The tape is a 7.5 inch per second mono recording on an acetate reel.  The reel was played on a modified Revox A77 reel-to-reel machine with a Reutelhuber custom designed and built tape head preamplifier incorporating 2003 era technology and...
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Norman Blake, Tut Taylor, & Others (From the Tut Taylor Archive Reel #32) Circa Early-1970s 1. Molly & Tenbrooks 2. (Talking) 3. The Old Post Office 4. Sally Ann The reel appears to be a BASF tape.  The tape is a 7.5 inch per second quarter track Master recording per the label on the reel.  There is only about eight minutes of music on this reell.  Because the reel suffered from sticky shed syndrome (also known as binder breakdown) commonly found on reel to reel tape manufactured in...
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J.D. Crowe & The New South Kosei Nenkin Sho Hall - Tokyo, Japan April 18, 1979 Source Info: spps-anon1C272 Transfer by Keith Kreider 04/20/07 -  TDK D90:Nakamichi ZX7>Nickspicks Silver Hydra's>Lunatec V3 @ 24/48>M-Audio Firewire  410 1. She's Gone, Gone, Gone 2. Don't Give Your Heart to a Rambler 3. The Tennessee Blues 4. Footprints in the Snow 5. Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain 6. Shuckin' the Corn 7. Railroad Lady 8. Dinah 9. Dark Hollow 10. Sugar Coated Love 11. Memphis Mandolin...
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Anonymous Collection 1 Cassette #132 Lester Flatt & The Nashville Grass + James Monroe & The Midnight Ramblers Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival - Bean Blossom, IN June 1, 1978 Source: Transfer by Keith Kreider 6/24/2006 Scotch C-45:Nakamichi ZX7>M-Audio Firewire 410>Wavelab 5.01b Side A: Lester Flatt & The Nashville Grass (end of set; continued from C131): 1. (x) Great Big Woman (and Little Bitty Bottle of Wine) 2. Moonlight On My Cabin...(talking) 3. Dim Lights, Thick Smoke 4....
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Japanese FM-Radio Broadcasts Circa Early-Mid 1970 s  Commercially-Issued Recordings 1/1/1970 1. (Radio talk) 2. Happiest Girl in the Whole USA (Tucker) 3. (Radio talk) 4. Delta Dawn 5. (Radio talk) 6. If You Touch Me (Tucker) 7. Loving You Could Never Be Better (Tucker) 8. (Unknown Song) (Japanese Country Music) 9. (Radio talk) 10. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (Tucker) 11. (Radio talk) 12. Soul Song (Tucker) 13. He's All I Got (Tucker) 14. (Radio talk) 15. Jamestown Ferry (Tucker) 16. (Radio...
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Jim & Jesse and the Virginia Boys + Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys  June 19, 1982 Bean Blossom Festival - Bean Blossom, IN Source: SPPS-anon1C378 TDK D-90:Nakamichi CR-5A>Hydra cables>Lunatec V3>M-Audio Firewire 410>Wavelab 5.01b, Transfer by Keith Kreider 1. (Talk) (Jim & Jesse and the Virginia Boys) 2. Ballad of Thunder Road (Jim & Jesse and the Virginia Boys) 3. Ole Slewfoot (Jim & Jesse and the Virginia Boys) 4. Airmail Special (Jim & Jesse and the...
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SPPS-tutR03-dixiegentlemenXXXX-10-02 Dixie Gentlemen 10/02/???? (with Tut Taylor) (Vassar Clements on fiddle) Tape labeled "Dixie Gentlemen Oct. 2nd" Circa Early-1960s [17:30] REEL SIDE A 01 Almost Persuaded, [3:31] 02 Pine Lake Picking [6:09] Tut solo practice (many starts and stops) 03 ?? Instrumental, [1:22] 04 ?? Instrumental, [2:57] 05 ?? Instrumental, [1:32] 06 ?? Instrumental, [1:59] REEL SIDE B BLANK Source:  Unknown  Studio? Transfer:  Teac X-3 (@71/2 IPS)>Wmod. Edirol...
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Bean Blossom 1971 and Country Gentlemen Festival 1971 Bean Blossom IN and Webster MA Various Artists Transfer: by Keith Kreider - Nakamichi ZX7>M-Audio Firewire 410>Wavelab 5.01b 1. Memories of Mother and Dad (Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys with Jimmy Martin) 2. Brown County Breakdown (Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys with Jimmy Martin) 3. The First Whippoorwill (x) (Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys with Jimmy Martin) 4. Tennessee Waltz (1)  (Fiddle Workshop/Lesson (with...
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Hot Rize First Annual Minnesota Bluegrass Festival, People's Center - Minneapolis, MN   May 19-21, 1978 Source Info: spps-anon1C263 - Transfer by Keith Kreider 04/11/07 - Maxell LN 90:Nakamichi ZX7>Nickspicks Silver  Hydra's>Lunatec V3 @ 24/48>M-Audio Firewire 410 1. Deep Elem Blues 2. Ninety Nine Years (and One Dark Day) 3. Powwow The Indian Boy 4. Martha White Theme 5. Ashes of Love 6. Leather Britches...(Band Intros) 7. Gonna Paint This Town 8. High on a Mountain 9. Shady Grove...
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Peter Rowan with The Red Hot Pickers (Richard Greene, Tony Trischka, Andy Statman, & Roger Mason) Tokyo, Japan Early-November 1978 Transfer by Keith Kreider 10/22/2006 TDK C-60:Nakamichi ZX7>Nickspicks Silver Hydra's>Lunatec V3 @ 24/48>M-Audio Firewire 410 1. Little Rabbit 2. The Hobo Song 3. Wild Horses 4. Used to Be 5. Shenandoah Breakdown 6. The Old, Old House 7. Muleskinner Blues 8. Arkansas Traveler (x) 9. (Andy Statman Intro) 10. Arkansas Traveler 11. Footprints in the Snow...
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Bean Blossom 1978  Bean Blossom, IN June 1978 Transfer: by Keith Kreider 6/25/2006 Scotch C-45:Nakamichi ZX7>M-Audio Firewire 410>Wavelab 5.01b 1. (Talking) (Bill Harrell & The Virginians) 2. Listen to the Mockingbird (Bill Harrell & The Virginians) 3. Tragic Highway (Bill Harrell & The Virginians) 4. Red Rocking Chair (Bill Harrell & The Virginians) 5. My Grandfather's Clock (Bill Harrell & The Virginians) 6. One Morning in May...Please Buy Some Records (Bill Harrell...
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Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys and Del McCoury & The Dixie Pals Unknown Festival, perhaps in Pennsylvania May or June 1972 Transfer: by Keith Kreider 6/22/2006 Maxell C90:Nakamichi ZX7>M-Audio Firewire 410>Wavelab 5.01b 1. Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms (Monroe) 2. (band introductions) (Monroe) 3. My Old Kentucky and You (Monroe) 4. Bluegrass Breakdown (gap in middle)  (Monroe) 5. Mule Skinner Blues (Monroe) 6. I'm Going Back To Old Kentucky (Monroe) 7. Mollie and Tenbrooks...
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The Marshall Family + Country Gentlemen + The Lewis Family + Osborne Brothers Bill Grant's Bluegrass Festival - Salt Creek Park - Hugo, OK August 6, 1978 Transfer: spps-anon1C194 by Keith Kreider 10/15/2006 Concertape C-60:Nakamichi ZX7>Nickspicks Silver Hydra's>Lunatec V3 @ 24/48>M-Audio Firewire 410 1. (x) Crying Holy Unto the Lord  (The Marshall Family) 2. Heaven's Bright Shore...(Band Intros) (The Marshall Family) 3. Poor Rich Man (The Marshall Family) 4. Gloryland (The Marshall...
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DJ Convention 1966 SPPS-tutR19 Side 1: 1. Sailors Hornpipe 2. continued 3. continued 4. continued 5. -chatter- 6. -chatter- 7. Travelin On Blues 8. -chatter- 9. Cumberland Gap 10. John Henry 11. Border Ride 12. Cotton Eyed Joe 13. Sugarfoot Rag 14. -chatter- 15. Never On A Sunday 16. Yakety Sax 17. more Yakety Sax Tut Taylor - mandolin Vic Jordan - banjo Bobby Thompson - banjo ? - guitar Side 2: 18. Fire On The Mountain 19. Fire On The Mountain 20. -chatter- 21. Take Your Hands Off My Heart 22....
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Fiddle Fever, Tracy & Eloise Schwarz, Hot Rize/Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers March 6-7, 1981 Philadelphia Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival - Philadelphia, PA SPPS Anon Collection tape C316 Source Info: spps-anon1C316 Maxell UL 90:Nakamichi ZX7>Nickspicks Silver Hydra's>Lunatec V3 @ 24/48>M-Audio Firewire 410, Transfer by Keith Kreider 1. The Sidewalks of New York (Fiddle Fever) 2. MacPherson's Fiddle (Compliments to MacPherson)>  (Fiddle Fever) 3. MacPherson's...
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Bill Harrell & The Virginians + Lester Flatt & The Nashville Grass Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival - Bean Blossom, IN June 1978 Anonymous Collection 1 Cassette #199 Transfer by Keith Kreider 10/21/2006 Sony Low Noise C-60:Nakamichi ZX7>Nickspicks Silver Hydra's>Lunatec V3 @ 24/48>M-Audio Firewire 410 1. (x) One Track Mind 2. Cabin On The Hill 3. Flyin' High 4. The Letter Edged in Black 5. You're the One in a Million 6. Don't Say Goodbye If You Love Me 7. Copper Kettle 8....
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DJ convention 1965/1968 Steam Powered Preservation Society Tut Taylor Reel #20 Side 1: 1. Let Those Brown Eyes Smile At Me 2. -chatter- 3. Head Over Heels* 4. You Don't Know My Mind* 5. Freeborn Man* 6. ? 7. -too much exposure- 8. ? 9. Blue Ridge Mountain Blues 10. ? 11. Santa Claus 12. Tall Timber 13. -chatter- 14. ? 15. Sourwood Mountains 16. Put My Rubber Doll Away+ 17. -chatter- 18. I Live in The Past+ 19. Footprints In The Snow+ 20. Love Please Come Home^ // 21. -chatter- 22. ? Side 2: 23....
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Hubert Davis? And Friends Practice (Monroes old banjo player) sounds like the 60's SPPS-tutR10-hubertsXXXX-XX-XX no audience Tape labeled as "Hubert's" [70:05] REEL SIDE A 01 Orange Blossom Special, [1:36] 02 Bill Cheatum [0:56] 03 Uncle Pen, [2:03] 04 Swing Low Sweet Chariot, [2:12] 05 Sittin' On Top Of The World, [1:52] (some issues) 06 Rawhide [3:26] 07 Letter From My Darlin', [2:18] 08 Mother's Only Sleeping, [3:46] 09 Tennessee Cut-Up (take 1), [1:44] 10 Tennessee Cut-Up (take...
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Tut Taylor & Norman Blake Circa Early-1970s SPPS TUT REEL #31: 1. Westgate 2. Pickin' Flat 3. Stevens Steel The reel appears to be a BASF tape.  There were three separate segments rolled onto one reel, separated by paper leader.  Each segment had one song.   The tape is a 7.5 inch per second quarter track recording.  There is only about eight minutes of music on this reel. Because the reel suffered from sticky shed syndrome (also known as binder breakdown) commonly found on reel to reel...
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Fiddle Jam (Featuring Kenny Baker & Others) + Jim & Jesse McReynolds & The Virginia Boys  (Featuring Carl Jackson on Banjo) Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival - Bean Blossom, IN    1971 Transfer: by Keith Kreider - T.E.C. C-60:Nakamichi ZX7>M-Audio Firewire 410>Wavelab 5.01b 1. (Talking) (Fiddle Jam with Kenny Baker & others) 2. Free Little Bird (Fiddle Jam with Kenny Baker & others) 3. Sally Goodin (Fiddle Jam with Kenny Baker & others) 4. Frost on the Pumpkin...
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Tut Taylor & Friends Circa Early-1970s SPPS TUT REEL #24 Disc One: 1. Instrumental (?) (low volume) 2. Black Ridge Ramble 3. Linda 4. This Ain't Grass 5. Greensleeves ("Red Eye") 6. Instrumental (?) 7. Instrumental (?) 8. The Foggy Mountain Top (vocal) 9. Pickin' Flat 10. Instrumental (?) 11. Train Wreck 12. Instrumental (?) 13. Ghost Picker 14. Freight Train 15. Instrumental (?) 16. Runnin' Wild 17. Midnight at Beanblossom 18. Fire on the Mountain 19. Ruff N' Ready 20. (x)...
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J.D. Crowe & The New South with Dan Crary & Jim (??Unknown Flatpicking Champion) Unknown Festival Circa-1972 Transfer: by Keith Kreider 6/22/2006 - Sony Low Noise C-60:Nakamichi ZX7>M-Audio Firewire 410>Wavelab 5.01b 1. (x) Bugle Call Rag (J.D. Crowe & the New South) 2. Never Ending Song of Love (J.D. Crowe & the New South) 3. Fare Thee Well (J.D. Crowe & the New South) 4. Freeborn Man (J.D. Crowe & the New South) 5. Nashville Skyline Rag (J.D. Crowe & the New...
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Bluegrass 45, IInd Generation, Carlton Haney's "Bluegrass Orchestra" Carlton Haney's Camp Springs Bluegrass Festival Reidsville, NC 09/02/1972 Transfer by Keith Kreider 6/28/2006 T.E.C. C-60:Nakamichi ZX7>M-Audio Firewire 410>Wavelab 5.01b 1. John Henry 2. Going Down the Road Feeling Bad (Mac Wiseman-vocals) 3. Rocky Top (featuring IInd Generation: Eddie Adcock & Martha Thatcher-vocals) 4. The Bluebirds are Singing for Me (Mac Wiseman & Jimmy Gaudreau-vocals) 5. Train 45...
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Shenandoah Cut-Ups Jim Clark's Culpepper Bluegrass Folk Festival Culpeper, VA   7/10/72 Source: Transfer by Keith Kreider 6/28/2006 T.E.C C-60:Nakamichi ZX7>M-Audio Firewire 410>Wavelab 5.01b 01. (Introduction) 02. That's How I Can Count on You (tape warble) 03. (band introductions) 04. Harold's Super Service 05. Tinker Creek Breakdown 06. Me and You and a Dog Named Boo 07. The Dying Soldier 08. A Beautiful Life 09. I'm Going to Eat at the Welcome Table 10. Durham's Bull 11. Chicken Reel...
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